John D‘Agostino is a Managing Director at DMS Offshore Investment Services Ltd. (DMS) and leads the firm‘s North and South American operations. He is one of the firm’s Fund Governance practice leaders, providing guidance and independent oversight to boards to ensure adherence to governance, regulatory and compliance requirements. His expertise is sophisticated private investment vehicles characterized by complex strategies and asset classes, notably derivatives, cryptocurrencies and structured products.
Prior to joining DMS, John was a Managing Director of Alkeon Capital, a New York investment advisor employing a long/short investment strategy. His responsibilities included fundamental investment research across industry sectors; global compliance and regulatory management; operations; risk management; and marketing.
John previously worked with KPMG Consulting, where he was part of the firm’s global leadership for the Finance and Hedge Fund consulting groups. While at KPMG, he provided operational and strategic advisory services across a variety of industries, including: financial services, capital markets, derivatives risk and pricing, commodities (physical and derivatives, technology, ecommerce and retailers.
John began his career as Vice President and Head of Strategy with the New York Mercantile Exchange, where he helped transition the floor to electronic trading. He also led the effort to develop the first Middle East energy derivatives exchange, in partnership with the Dubai Government.